Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nigerian Daily Trust

The Senate has instituted an investigation into circumstances leading to persistence fuel scarcity in the country.

The lawmakers mandated the Senate Committees on  Petroleum Resources (Upstream and Downstream) to, with immediate effect, commence investigation into the causes of the current scarcity.

The probe was instituted following a motion by the Deputy Senate Majority Leader, Senator Abdul Ningi, who prayed the upper chamber to pay serious attention to the biting fuel crisis which was creating great hardship for Nigerians.

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session said  that since Ningi raised the motion under personal explanation, there was no need for further debate.

Ekweremadu said: “Ningi’s prayers are simple and straightforward. He is asking us, as representatives of the people,  to direct our committees on upstream and downstream to find out what is currently going on in the oil sector and possibly find a way of addressing it.

“In that regard, we now ask our committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream and Downstream), to find out what is going on and what the government is doing about it and report back on Tuesday next week. That is our wish,” he said.

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